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SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THORP
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Elem/MS News 2
Freshman Parents 2
Box Tops 3
Lunch App 3
MS Student Council 4
Featured Alumni 4
Ag/FFA News 5
Math Mayhem 6
FBLA Choc. Sale 6
SCHOOL CLOSING DUE
TO SEVERE WEATHER
Throughout the school year,
there are times when school
may need to be closed or
delayed due to certain situ-
ations…especially that of
snow. When these conditions arise, we
try to make the call early enough so par-
ents are able to round up the necessary
supervision for the day. Since there are
times when it becomes a last minute call,
we ask that parents have an emergency
plan in place for such an occasion. Our
main concern is that of student/staff safe-
ty. If the weather is questionable, please
check your local television channels as to
whether school is in session or go to the
school website – www.thorp.k12.wi.us
For those of you that like to be notified,
you can sign up for a weather alert notifi-
cation from WEAU.com. If school is can-
celled or delayed, you will receive a noti-
fication from WEAU.
DECREASE IN TAX LEVY
Many of you may have heard that the mil
rate will go down from $8.88 to $7.73 per
thousand this coming year. It may seem
as though this would be a good thing, but
there is definitely more to the puzzle. Re-
minder: the district receives revenue from
two main sources (1) state aid and (2)
property taxes. State aid is based on stu-
dent enrollment and on the amount of
expenditures from the previous year. If
the district receives
less revenue from
will go down
thus decreasing the amount of state aid
the following year. If state aid goes down,
property taxes will go up.
SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDACY
The deadline for declaring candidacy for
the School District of Thorp’s Board of
Education is Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at
5:00 p.m. If interested, please stop in the
District Office located at 605 S. Clark St.
and pick up candidacy papers. In order to
appear on the official ballot at the Spring
Election, a candidate will need to file a
declaration of candidacy and a campaign
finance registration statement with the
filing office no later than this deadline.
The appropriate forms can be obtained from the websites of the Wisconsin Elec-tions Commission or the Wisconsin Eth-ics Commission or from the administra-tive office at the School District of Thorp.
HS Student Council fall trip to
Madison; visited state capital
and attended a UW Badger
Dear Parents and/or Guardians, I hope this letter finds everyone do-ing well. The time continues to pass quickly as Halloween is gone and the holidays are around the corner. As time passes and the seasons change, so does our outdoor attire. Along with creating a great learning experi-ence for every child, it is also our priority to keep everyone safe and healthy at school. One way to keep our children safe and healthy is by dress-ing appropriately for the weather. In the near future, our children will need to bring multiple layers to keep them warm when they are outside.
If you have been into school lately, you may have noticed signs with numbers located outside the of-fice and each pod. The numbers are
used to help communicate with our students what kind of clothing they should wear outside. A level zero means that it is a beautiful day outside; a 1 means that the children should wear a coat; a 2 means that the chil-dren should wear a coat, hat, and gloves; a 3 means that the children should wear a coat, hat, gloves, and boots; and a 4 means that it is very
cold and the children should wear a coat, hat, gloves, boots, and snow pants. Students should bring a coat with them everyday, as well as hats and gloves. The days of bringing boots and snow pants will also be here be-fore you know it. Thank you in ad-vance for helping us keep our children safe and healthy! If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached by phone at 715-669-5548 or via email at [email protected]
Best wishes, Mr. Nelson Elementary/Middle School Principal
Elementary/Middle School Principal
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3rd Graders: Hayride to Dutch Dairy
Kindergarten get a ride on the fire truck–
Thank you Fire Fighters!!
Class of 2020 Students and Parents!
(Freshmen) Please remember to pay the
$20.00 class dues for the year. These dues will help
with activities for future years in high school like homecom-ing, prom, class trip, and grad-
uation. Please pay Molly Baker,
class Treasurer Thank you!
Mrs. Zwiefelhofer Advisor
Tech Ed I class working
on CO2 Dragster Cars
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We are continually looking to up-
date the free and reduced lunch
applications that are submitted
from families. If you feel you may
fall within the guidelines listed on
this page, please ask one of the
offices or go to the school
webpage at www.thorp.k12.wi.us
(under DISTRICT, District Forms
and Handbooks) for a Free and
Reduced Lunch application. The
number of students that fall in the
free/reduced category benefit the
school and the family. For exam-
ple: The school receives over
$2,000 for every student in K-3rd
grade that is free and reduced.
The District also receives aid based
on the number of free and re-
duced applications. So, not only
does the program benefit the fam-
ilies, it also benefits the school. If
you have any questions, please call
715-669-5401. Please drop your
filled out application off in either
FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART
For School Year 2016-2017
Yearly Monthly Weekly
2 $29,637 $2,470 $570
3 $37,296 $3,108 $718
4 $44,955 $3,747 $865
5 $52,614 $4,385 $1,012
6 $60,273 $5,023 $1,160
7 $67,951 $5,663 $1,307
8 $75,647 $6,304 $1,455
$7,696 $642 $148
Thorp High School Students
had the opportunity to tour
some businesses during the
annual Clark County Career
Tours day on October
12th. Industries that were
toured included OEM, MEC,
and Cummins Filtration out
of Neillsville, and Lindner
Farms from Greenwood, WI.
How the Program Works
There are hundreds of participating products in food
and non-food categories that carry Box Tops on their
Each Box Tops clip is worth 10 cents
It’s simple. Buy the products; clip the Box Tops; send the Box Tops to school.
Each enrolled school has a Box Tops Coordinator that counts and submits all of their
Box Tops to General Mills. School District of Thorp Coordinator: Krista Haas
Enrolled schools receive two checks a year from General Mills to purchase the things
they need like: books, school supplies, playground equipment, teacher training, comput-
Enrolled schools can earn up to $20,000 every school year by clipping Box Tops from
Download the Box Tops Bonus App to earn even more cash for your school. Simply
select offers and scan your receipt to earn Bonus Box Tops in combination with the on-
pack Box Tops clip and any other coupon, discount, store program promotion.
Schools can also earn through Bonus Box Tops offers, sweepstakes, and contests
There are not any restrictions on how each school spends their check. Schools can spend their cash to buy what they need most.
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The School District of Thorp would like you to meet some of the many great alumni who have graduated from Thorp.
We are introducing a new feature to this newsletter that highlights our former students called “Featured Alumni.” Each
edition will feature profiles of School District of Thorp Alumni. If you would like to be a featured alumni please email
[email protected] We would love to hear from all School District of Thorp Alumni.
Featured Alumni Devon Tyznik, Class of 2011
After Graduating: Upon graduation from THS, I enlisted in the National Guard in 2012 and was released for
medical reasons. Currently I am pursuing an Elementary Education degree at UWEC and trying to survive my new Eng-
lish Class. Mrs. Campbell is still the best English teacher!
Current Occupation and Location: While attending college I am also working
as a CNA at Dove Healthcare South in Eau Claire. I must be really good at my job
because the old ladies keep telling me they love me.
Hobbies: I enjoy working out every day, bow hunting, and doing Spartan rac-
es (military style obstacle course).
Valuable Lessons Learned: Treating people with respect even if they don’t respect you, shows a lot about your character. Doing this could possibly open doors for you that you never imagined for yourself. Don’t quit on something be-cause it is hard, anything worth doing in life is going to be hard or everyone would do it.
MS Student Council Fall Summit
On November 8, 2016, the Thorp Middle School Student Council hosted the 2016 Wisconsin Association of School Councils (WASC) Region I JAM (Junior and Middle School) Fall Summit, at UW-EC. Seven middle schools from the area attended, for a total of 135 students. Weeks before the summit, Thorp’s Middle School Student Coun-cil consisting of Emily Oberle, Ryan Raether, Isabella Hoff, Kiana Simon, Mackenzie Abramczak, Adalya Pask-ert, Grace Tieman, Laiken Immormino, Morgan Reyn-olds, Jacob Barth, Jesse Windl, and Olivia Lenzen worked very hard making decorations, securing a DJ, scheduling sectional rotations, making booklets or assembling bags for the schools and their advisors. Every year, the six regions of the WASC hold fall summits around the state. The theme for this year’s Region I Summit “Go for the Gold in Leadership.” Along with national guest speaker, Patrick Maurer, sectional workshops on Public Speaking Skills, Parliamentary Pro-cedure, Personality Profiles, and Electronic Elections were presented by Tammy Raether, Emily Eichstadt, Glen Schraufnagel, and cur-rent FFA officers and Altoona Middle School Student Council respectively. “Being the host school was definitely a great experience,” said seventh grade council member, Laiken Im-mormino. Thorp Middle School Student Council is ad-vised by teacher, Jane Hollister.
Page 3 Thorp Cardinal News
Middle School FFA members attend leadership
conference in River Falls
FFA took a big group to Osseo paintballing
Ag Dept. Poinsettia sale:
Colors: red, white, and burgundy
Very nice foiled with a ribbon
December 1st, 3:30 to 5:00 pm
(use elementary door entrance)
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
THORP, WI 54771
PERMIT NO. 3
For school calendar information, staff
e-mail addresses, sports, resources,
and more check out our Web site at:
Students to Excel
BOARD OF EDUCATION
MARIE KARABA………….... President
DAVE BURKE………........V. President
BRENDA HENKE………….. Treasurer
BILL HASS…………....…..High School
Middle School Principal
MIDDLE SCHOOL OFFICE
605 South Clark
Thorp, WI 54771
THORP HIGH SCHOOL/
605 South Clark PO Box 449
Thorp, WI 54771
Don’t miss out!!! Thorp FBLA is selling World’s
Finest Chocolate Candy Bars now thru
1/20/17. Proceeds will go towards Leadership Labs,
Regional Leadership Conferences, Charitable Dona-
tions, and more. Please support the FBLA with a de-
licious treat! If interested in purchasing contact
Mrs. Sherfield at 715-
669-5401 ext. 217.
COMING SOON!! SAVE THE DATE!!
Monday, January 23, 2017 5:30-6:30 pm
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